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LEICESTER v MAN CITY RECAP: Foxes held to scoreless draw by City

Leicester City were denied the opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League ladder after they were held to a goalless draw by Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

Jamie Vardy had the Foxes' best chance of the match, but failed to hit the target after managing to get in behind the City defence in the first half.

Sergio Aguero went close to putting the visitors ahead, but couldn't convert from inside the six-yard box, while Kasper Schmeichel denied both Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling in the first half.

City controlled the ball, keeping 61% of possession throughout the contest, however both sides had opportunities to win the match in what proved to be an entertaining affair.

A point away from home ensured City maintained third place on the Premier League ladder while Leicester finished the calendar year joint-top with Arsenal who they trail only by goal difference.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Leicester City: 0
Manchester City: 0
King Power Stadium, Leicester - 32,072


TALKING POINTS


Leicester showed the form which has carried them to the summit of English football is no fluke, matching it with arguably the most talented line-up in the Premier League for the duration of the 90 minute contest.

City however, continued their barren run of form on the road this campaign and are now without a win in their last seven Premier League away fixtures.


WHAT'S NEXT?

Leicester host Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, while City travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford.


TWITTER INSIGHT



QUOTES CORNER

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri was pleased with the way his side bounced back after their Boxing Day loss to Liverpool:

"I think we made a very good match. It was difficult. We played well, we created some chances. I wanted to see how my players responded after the Liverpool defeat and they responded well.


Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt his side should have claimed all three points:

"I think we did more than Leicester to win the game. We had more possession, more attempts, more options but it was a tough game against a tough team playing away."



STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta

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